Friday, September 26, 2014
7-9AM at the Salina Bicentennial Center
The theme for Campaign this year is what this place needs, and what this place needs is YOU!
In lieu of a typical campaign kickoff, Salina Area United Way is hosting an event that will help the Salina area fight hunger and food insecurity.
Did you know that 14.5% of Saline County residents are food insecure*? This means that people have a lack of access to enough food for all the members of their household and uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Salina Area United Way is fighting these statistics by providing a unique opportunity to give back to the community, and celebrate the beginning of 2014 Campaign season!
Salina Area United Way has enlisted the help of a national organization called Outreach that will help over 200 volunteers package 50,000 macaroni and cheese meals in just 2 hours on September 26! Outreach will provide the necessary ingredients, packaging equipment, training, supplies, and certified food safe event coordinators; our job is to bring the volunteers. This event is designed to include people of all ages and backgrounds. Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, sports team, civic/community group, religious organization, or anyone else who would want to participate in this unique event! Tasks will differ greatly, so if you have limited mobility or are a heavy lifter there will be a job for you! Please wear close toed shoes, but feel free to dress comfortably and casually.
The cost to attend is $10 per person, which helps pay for the event. All the food you help prepare will stay in the Salina area community. Local organizations with food banks or pantries, or who give food assistance will receive the packaged meals.
Plan to be there for 2 hours, from 7-9AM, as the event will take the full time to accomplish!
Internal Coordinators: Campaign packets will be available for pick up right before or after the event. Please grab your campaign packet before you leave this day.
Register by September 25. Click "Register Now" below to continue.
Questions? Please call Salina Area United Way at (785) 827.1312
*Click here for more information about hunger in America.
Click here for more information about the Outreach Program.
800 The Midway
Salina, KS 67401
|Event Fee||$ 10.00|